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Ordination Joy

Ordination Joy

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The local Church celebrated six new priests May 31 as Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained the men at the Cathedral of St. Paul on the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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New priests share the stories of their chalices

New priests share the stories of their chalices

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt blessed the chalices of the archdiocese’s six newest priests at a special Mass May 29 in the chapel of his residence in St. Paul. At a brunch following the Mass, which was held two days before the men were ordained priests at the Cathedral of St. Paul, each spoke briefly about his chalice.

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Meet our new priests

Meet our new priests

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will ordain six men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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‘Desire for holiness’ came from friends, St. Teresa of Avila

‘Desire for holiness’ came from friends, St. Teresa of Avila

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The Gospel is spread through concrete relationships and natural conversations where Christ encounters the people through you.” – Deacon Michael Barsness

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Preschool days spent thinking about priesthood

Preschool days spent thinking about priesthood

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The priests that served in my parish were heroes to me. I looked up to them as role models and wanted to follow their example.” – Deacon Paul Shovelain

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‘The Lord captured my heart’ at formation retreat

‘The Lord captured my heart’ at formation retreat

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I am most excited about seeing conversion in people’s hearts, ­­seeing people touched by Jesus and responding to his immense love.” – Deacon Kevin Manthey

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Faith conversations with brother helped discern call

Faith conversations with brother helped discern call

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Being a spiritual father to many souls, helping people encounter the Father’s love in and through the sacraments of Christ Jesus — this is how the priest participates in the creative act of fatherhood.” – Deacon Marcus Milless

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Trust in God’s will opened door to priesthood

Trust in God’s will opened door to priesthood

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“In the silence, away from the noise of the world’s concerns, the Lord speaks. And the delight and joy that comes from responding ‘yes’ to his invitation will go beyond all your imaginings and expectations.” – Deacon Marc Paveglio

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Bonding with priests over pizza helped form vocation

Bonding with priests over pizza helped form vocation

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The love of my own big and boisterous family as well as my theological studies in marriage and family at the John Paul II Institute have given me a burning desire to help carry out the work begun by St. John Paul II for the renewal of family life.” – Deacon Joseph Kuharski

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Meet our new priests

Meet our new priests

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read Q & As with the 10 men who will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Holy orders is one of the seven sacraments. It, along with the sacrament of marriage, belongs to a special group of sacraments known as the Sacraments of Commitment. These two sacraments are “sacraments at the service of communion,” “directed toward the salvation of others,” and “serve to build up the people of God”.

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Well-timed letter helps forge path to vocation

Well-timed letter helps forge path to vocation

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Three pivotal life experiences led me to seriously consider the Catholic priesthood: Receiving a letter from the associate pastor of my home parish when I was just 10 years old, encouraging me to prayerfully consider a priestly vocation; attending a Calling of St. Andrew Dinner at the archbishop’s residence when I was 15 years old and witnessing the joys of diocesan priesthood; and participating in the wedding of my twin sister, Renée, when we were just 21 years old, seeing that a lifelong vocational discernment could be made freely and peacefully.” – Deacon James Peterson

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